The DOMA battle has moved to the US 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, and the DOJ has filed their brief. In short, the brief whines about the burdens a DOMA-less world would place on the federal government, and argues that things would be so much simpler if we just maintained the 1996 status quo until things shake out.

With logic like that, we’d never have Medicare, Medicaid, or marriages of couples from different racial backgrounds.

Stay classy, DOJ, as you argue from your position of privilege.